Scout Network

What plans are the Scout Network implementing for the rest of the season?

Gameweek 19 is a big milestone in the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) calendar – the halfway point of the season. At this stage we as FPL managers have learned a lot about teams and players to target as well as those who make good bench and differential options.

We asked the Scout Network to share their reflections on the first half of the season and for their plans for the second half.

FPL Family

During pre season I recorded an FPL Family X video with Josh Bull, the 2019/20 FPL Champion. I have always considered myself to be a loyal FPL manager preferring to hold on to my players, as I’ve never really deployed upside chasing. During the video one of the things that Josh said to me was he maintained his premiums throughout his winning season, only moving them on in cases of injuries.

This struck a chord with me as it’s something that I have always thought I did, but this year it has been my focus. I have invested the majority of my money in Harry Kane (£11.2m), Son Heung-min (£9.7m), Bruno Fernandes (£11.3m) and Mohamed Salah (£12.5m) and they have consistently been there from about Gameweek 3 onwards. Holding these players through some difficult matches has resulted in some really positive hauls – especially for Son and Kane against the likes of Manchester City, Manchester United and Arsenal.

This season I have moved my peripheral players around, making key differential picks at the right times (e.g. Tomas Soucek (£5.3m), Michail Antonio (£6.3m), double Saints defence) and this has had a positive impact on my rank. I have come to terms with not owning some of the other premiums due to budget restrictions and I know that over the course of the season the points will likely even out – but I won’t have the stress and disappointment of missing hauls.

For the rest of the season I am planning to continue this strategy as it is working well so far. I decided to buck the trend and not play a chip in Gameweek 19 and therefore carry both my Triple Captain and Bench Boosts through to the second half of the season, alongside my second Wildcard. This will be important for covering any further blank Gameweeks and also means I can use my Triple Captain chip later on in the season to give me a boost, at a time when many other FPL managers will already have used their’s. 

FPL Family Sam

FF Titans

Stones produces season-high haul as City keep another clean sheet

I have managed to navigate both Gameweeks 18 and 19 without the use of a chip. There was always the sense that I may have missed out but somehow it feels more comfortable to hold on to all the chips at this stage. The season is literally only halfway through.

There have been more postponements, injuries and fixture changes than any other season in recent memory, so I feel somewhat vindicated to be a “chip scrooge” at this stage.

I have broadly followed three principles and will continue to do so until the COVID situation turns the corner in the UK (and the rest of the world)
• Never Captain and Vice-Captain players from the same team
• Keep a very strong bench
• Make transfers as late as possible to the deadline

I expect to slide down the Overall Rank for the next few weeks as teams around me use their Wildcard and other chips. I plan to use my Wildcard near Gameweeks 25 and 26 to build a fresh team for the run-in when I also expect fewer personnel changes and rotations to Premier League teams.

FF Titans

FPL Froggies

Vardy and Ings start in Sunday's early kick-offs

More than ever, the first part of this FPL season has been about adjusting our game. First, to the penalty fest of the few first gameweeks, then to the COVID related events. It has emphasized one part of the game that we, FPL Froggies like to frequently remind our listeners. Patience is key and don’t get carried away by your week-in week-out Overall Rank as big swings could happen and the season is 38 Gameweeks long. Be aware of the opportunities (Diogo Jota (£6.6m), John Stones (£5.1m), James Justin (£5.0m) etc..) but stick to your strategy and give time to your set and forget assets, they will come good. 

The halfway mark is also a relevant checkpoint to review our strategies. We headed into Gameweek 19 with overall rankings of 331,000 (Romain) and 231,000 (Benjamin) without having played any of our chips (bar the first Wildcard). Heading into Gameweek 18 without considering the Free Hit chip underlines our overall strategy, don’t bring more variance into a game that already suffers from it due to the context.

The small number of games in Gameweek 18 led us to think the risk of a Free Hit being spoiled by a late game cancellation and with the games not being very appealing, we held. This turned out to be a good call as Benjamin outscored the average (44 to 30) and Romain lost just five points to the average.

Although at the time of writing we still wait for the complete outcome of Double Gameweek 19 (for which neither of us have activated any chip), we feel in a good position to embark on the second part of the season with the luxury of having all of our chips available.

As soon as the context is (hopefully) ]better, we will switch to a more aggressive style. Until then, we will apply some of the new 2020-2021 special golden rules. One of them is very questionable but we both agree on it. Since the beginning of the season, we are not paying any attention to our team value. We are willing to wait until the last moments to do our transfers as we value the latest fitness/COVID news more than the price tags. This is also related to the bigger pool of players available in the last few years which brings more mid-priced opportunities during the season. Although budget is tight, we don’t feel as priced-out as we used to during the previous seasons. 

Until Gameweek 25 and a possible Wildcard, when we will have a better idea of the Blank Gameweeks and Double Gamweeks to come, we will be sticking to our minimise-the-variance strategy. We don’t see any major mistakes or weaknesses in our teams (we always like to look at our teams from weaknesses to strengths as we believe an FPL manager should always address his/her team’s weaknesses first). 

Then after Gameweek 25, we will loosen it up and bring the adrenaline in through our chip deployment. We have spent too much time behind the sofa. 

The time to jump on the chip usage is coming soon. 

FPL Froggies

The FPL Experiment Podcast

Injury latest on De Bruyne as Gundogan emerges as Man City's best FPL attacker

Unpredictable is the word of the season. A word that has been dragged through the dirt in FPL circles. Wouldn’t it be nice if we could just rely on a Liverpool clean sheet every week and casually stick the armband on Salah without a thought? Or does navigating the unpredictability make the game more interesting?

The problem is that just like real-life football coaches, FPL managers need to adapt. The ones who are stuck in their ways find themselves languishing, while the ones who evolve flourish. 

The aim of The FPL Experiment podcast is for three friends to manage a single team to finish in the top 50,000. It has been exciting to understand whether three heads are better than one in the most peculiar of seasons. We realised early on in the season that we needed to move quickly to adapt to the changing landscape. An expensively assembled defence was dead and Patrick Bamford was apparently a thing. We pulled the Wildcard trigger at the end of a disappointing 32 point Gameweek 4 that left us at a lowly 1.3m. It paid off instantly with an 84 point Gameweek 5 and we surged up the league edging towards our target of 50k. We jumped on the form players at the right time, with Emiliano Martinez (£5.1m), Jack Grealish (£7.7m), Bruno Fernandes and Mohamed Salah racking up the points.

In recent weeks though we’ve plateaued. Captaincy decisions have been a huge factor. Backing Salah while he’s blanked hurt our rank and deeper thinking around captaincy is a key area of focus for the second half of the campaign. 

We always planned to build a squad for Double Gameweek 19 knowing we’d Free Hit in Gameweek 18. This was running smoothly until COVID started impacting Premier League fixtures and played havoc with our carefully laid plans. We played Triple Captain on Kevin De Bruyne (£11.9m) in Gameweek 19 in an attempt to offset our squad filled with Leeds players – this hasn’t exactly paid off! 

Now a new evolution seems to be taking place. There’s great value to be found in defenders like John Stones and Aaron Cresswell (£5.4m). And James Maddison (£7.1m) looks irresistible. As we have seen this Double Gameweek, plan it right and you can see some monster points hauls. Unpredictability is not an excuse!

The FPL Experiment Podcast

El Statto

El Statto Stat Dashboard

This season has certainly thrown in a few added challenges hasn’t it. We’ve had last minute match cancellations and unknown positive COVID tests to deal with. I was caught out in Gameweek 19 after building for the Double Gameweek, having three players from Leeds and Southampton receive the late cancellation, then followed by the Illan Meslier (£4.7m) no show in his one game!

That said I think I have managed to navigate through Gameweek 18 and 19 well, and currently sit with a 500,000 rank rise from it. I’m now inside the top 500k with three chips to use in the second half of the season so I’m optimistic I can push on and continue to rise the ranks. Now we have a lot of data, I’ll be using my stats dashboard to help me review teams and players for potential transfers.

The challenge this season has been in midfield with the premium players. While as expected they are all scoring well, they have been inconsistent. Salah on a current run of five games with no returns being a classic example. I’ve actually kept faith with Kane up top at the expense of another premium midfielder and have been happy with his consistent, if not spectacular, return of points.

I feel the template is breaking a little now which is great. Dominic Calvert-Lewin (£7.6m) is no longer a go-to cheap forward option for everyone (25% owned) and with forwards not scoring heavily it is good to see different formations and player selections among the community. My main lesson I’ll be using in the second half of the season is to leave transfers as late as possible to give you the best chance with further cancellations and positive tests. And also to be flexible, there will be a lot of doubles coming for some teams so jumping on and off these will hopefully enable rank rises as a result.

El Statto

What’s happening in the Scout Network?

Last week saw the first episode of Scout The Gameweek released. Hosted by Sam from the FPLFamily, the first episode featured Ted from Ted Talks FPL. Sam and Ted discussed Gameweek 18 and looked ahead to Gameweek 19.

Scout Network: Thinking ahead to the blank and double Gameweek in 18 and 19
Scout The Gameweek promo

Episode two was released on Thursday afternoon and see’s Sam and her guest FPL Nymfria look back at Double Gameweek 19 and ahead to Gameweek 20.

This week we have also been proud to welcome FPL Froggies and Football Index Trader to the Scout Network.

FPL Froggies

The FPL Froggies released their most recent podcast this week. Podcast #13 “Dream of procrastination”  is available on Sound Cloud, Apple Podcast, Deezer, Spotify and anywhere else you listen to your podcasts.

FPL Family

The FPL Family have had a busy week with two appearances on the FPL Show and Lee’s appearance on the most recent FPL Podcast. Sam also launched the new Scout Network Podcast, Scout the Gameweek. The FPL Family YouTube channel passed 16,000 subscribers and their Twitter page smashed through 40,000 subscribers. Scout Network Lee and Sam will be appearing on the FPL Show twice again as well as Sam making an appearance on the FPL Podcast.

FF Titans

The FF Titans released some new featured articles on their website this week include one on the “Golden” FPL rules as well as a useful FPL Glossary for beginners.

El Statto

This week El Statto took a look at the recent improvements by Manchester United and asked whether their defence was now a good FPL option. Next week El Statto will be looking at Leicester and why their players are still going under the radar.

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1,944 Comments Post a Comment
  1. dshv
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Is it time for Vardy to DCL or richarlison ?

    1. Tonyawesome69 WC31 & FH…
      • 2 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      If it has to be an Everton player then DCL

    2. TorresMagic™
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • Has Moderation Rights
      • 11 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      It's time for Vardy to anyone.

  2. JJeyy
    • 5 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Sterling - wba, SHU, bur
    Son - LIV, bha, CHE

    How many more points does Sterling score over Son in this run?

    1. Gudjohnsen
      • 4 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Should score at least 10 points more.

    2. JJeyy
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Rotation could be a factor as those 3 city games span from the 26th to the 3rd.

    3. fusen
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      I am in a dilemma of which one of these to buy for KDB

      I don't own Kane, so no Spurs is a bit of a rank killer when they perform

  3. Alli
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    A. Vardy > Antonio
    B. Vardy, Raphinha > Antonio, Grealish/Maddison/Gundogan (-4)
    C. Vardy, Robertson > Antonio, Dias (-4)

    McCarthy - Johnstone
    Robertson - Coufal - Stones - Justin - Dallas
    Salah - Bruno - Son - Soucek - Raphinha
    Vardy - Adams - Bamford

  4. OptimusBlack
    • 7 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    If you have Stones would u get Dias or Justin ?

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Dias for next 2

    2. JJeyy
      • 5 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Dias of course

    3. OptimusBlack
      • 7 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Thxx

  5. Krafty Werks
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Which do you prefer?

    A - Maddison
    B - Barnes
    C - Pogba
    D - Zaha

    Thanks.

    1. The VAR Team
      • 1 Year
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Anyone but Zaha

      1. tomasjj
        • 6 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        Is right.

  6. Ninjaa
    • 10 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Right i sincerely doubt this has been asked over the last few days so KDB to?? A reason why would also be fab. Cheers chaps

    A. Sterling
    B. Bernardo
    C. Phillip
    D. Gundogan

    1. Ajax Hamsterdam
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      A the more explosive

    2. MYTWOCENTS
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 9 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      D combined with an upgrade elsewhere. Perfect for next three games and then jump off after. Such a good opportunity at that price and on penalties

  7. Lignja
    • 3 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Is it safe to do DKB to Bruno tonight for double price change?

    1. Ninjaa
      • 10 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Is KDB going to drop tonight?

      1. Lignja
        • 3 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        look like tho not sure...

  8. Ajax Hamsterdam
    • 6 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Thoughts on pogba as a potential replacement for rashford ?

    1. tomasjj
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Pogba is doing really well, could work.

  9. Oooo Matron
    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
    • 4 Years
    1 month, 5 days ago

    Play Konsa (have Martinez) or Dallas this week?

    1. the dom 1
      • Fantasy Football Scout Member
      • 6 Years
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Dallas. Newcastle look pretty woeful atm

  10. Vazza
      1 month, 5 days ago

      Best pick out of these

      A. Rudiger
      B. Targett
      C. Konsa.

      1. Werner Bros
        • 5 Years
        1 month, 5 days ago

        B

        1. Vazza
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Thanks. Any reason why?

            1. Werner Bros
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              more nailed than A. Good fixtures, double coming up. It is close between B and C though.

              1. Vazza
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Thanks

        2. the dom 1
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Vardy > ???

          A. Kane (have son)
          B. Cavani ( have Bruno but will switch to Kane GW21)
          C. ?????

          Cheers

          1. Werner Bros
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            A

            1. the dom 1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Thanks. Reason why Kane. ?

              1. Werner Bros
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Always going to start and I think he will outscore Cavani

          2. Hits Magnet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            I al;ready have Kane, so I've settled on DCL, because Everton have all their big players back and I think he's the most likely to start all 5 games over the next 20 days or so ....

          3. tomasjj
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            I just did A.

          4. OptimusBlack
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            A

          5. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Thanks for the replies.

          6. aleksaa2
            • 4 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            A, the problem with B is if anything happens in your team in gw20, you'll need hits for Kane

            1. Bennerman
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Random response generator?

              1. aleksaa2
                • 4 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                What now?

                1. Bennerman
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Just the Gunodgan-Son thing when you said the opposite thing on the same question without even noticing.

                  Kind of like a random-generating answer – yes/no/maybe

                  1. aleksaa2
                    • 4 Years
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    I don't understand you. What has gut got to do with Gundogan or Son. Man doesn't know what to do. If he had gut about one of them, he'd write I'm leaning towards one or another. I want Son and don't know if I should do it is a different kind of question. am not sure if I should do it.

                    1. aleksaa2
                      • 4 Years
                      1 month, 5 days ago

                      Forget after the last dot

                    2. Bennerman
                      • 2 Years
                      1 month, 5 days ago

                      Fair enough

        3. Werner Bros
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Thoughts on if Rashford plays Wednesday?

          1. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Think he might rested personally

            1. Werner Bros
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Because of the injury?

              1. the dom 1
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Yep.

        4. Goooo Rickie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Vardy to DCl, Watkins or Martial?

          Trying to plan for dgw26....assuming Everton, Villa and Utd will have doubles?

          HELP!

          1. tomasjj
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Not Martial. Classic troll.
            DCL out of those.

        5. tomasjj
          • 6 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Is Cavani really a legitimate option?

          1. Eastman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Seems to be

          2. tomasjj
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Had to move Vardy, so will have to use a hit for Wilson to Cavani.

            Not worth it in isolation, but moves will be needed going forward too.

            Yay or nay?

            1. the dom 1
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 6 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              I’m torn between Kane and Cavani

              1. Bennerman
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                That'll be in the papers soon then

              2. tomasjj
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                I got Kane for Vardy, but was considering Cavani too, and still am.

                1. the dom 1
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 6 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Just not sure how nailed Cavani is where Kane is

                  1. the dom 1
                    • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                    • 6 Years
                    1 month, 5 days ago

                    100%

                    1. tomasjj
                      • 6 Years
                      1 month, 5 days ago

                      I totally agree.

        6. Klip Klopp
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Is double City defence the way forward?

          Martinez
          Coufal / Chilwell / Cancelo
          Salah (c) / Son / Bruno / Foden
          Kane / Bamford / Antonio

          Bench: Foster, Dier, Bissouma, Douglas

          A. Chilwell --> Stones
          B. Dier ---> Stones
          C. Anything else?
          D. Save FT?

          1. tomasjj
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            I'd move Dier to Stones.

            Rest is good.

        7. Eastman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Forgetting price Gundo or Sterling?

          1. tomasjj
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            With such a massive difference, that is hard to forget.

        8. Jdpz
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          James Rod or Maddison?

          1. Eastman
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Madison at the moment

          2. tomasjj
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Maddison, no question.

          3. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Maddi!

        9. Hits Magnet
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 9 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Is everybody happy with their bench going into this string of 5 games in 3 weeks? Could end up emptying out the bench on many occasions...

          1. Bennerman
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            What, everybody?

            1. Hits Magnet
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 9 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              can you not answer for everybody? I thought you were the oracle?

              1. Bennerman
                • 2 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Oh right, sorry.

                Then...

                No, we're not all happy.

          2. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Main issue is no 2nd GK.

        10. OptimusBlack
          • 7 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Who to Play ?
          A- Dallas NEW (A)
          B- Coufal CRY (A)
          C- James WOL (H)

          1. OptimusBlack
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Any help ?

          2. Werner Bros
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            A or B but it's a tough call between them

          3. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            B

          4. Magic Zico
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            James

        11. Eastman
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Start
          A. Bamford (new)
          B. Antonio (pal)

          1. tomasjj
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            i'd start both.

            1. Eastman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Martinez
              Shaw Stones Cancello Cresswell
              Bruno Son KDB (Sterling or Gundo)
              Kane Bamford

              Bench: Antonio Soucek Mitchell
              Bench correct?

              1. The VAR Team
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Don't get this formation

                1. Eastman
                  • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                  • 3 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Sorry missed out Maddison in mid too

          2. OptimusBlack
            • 7 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Both why u bench one of them ?

            1. Eastman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              See above. Play Antonio and bench Cresswell?

              1. Werner Bros
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Yeah I'd play Antonio above Cresswell

          3. The VAR Team
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Antonio playing his pals?

        12. Goooo Rickie
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Thoughts on Watkins people?

          1. Kiwivillan
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Best Villa striker signing since Benteke

            1. TorresMagic™
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • Has Moderation Rights
              • 11 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Says a lot.

          2. Bennerman
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Pain in the ass when I got him, ace when I ain't.

            In real football, like him as a player.

          3. Hits Magnet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Seems tempting giving the supply he has in midfield and the lack of competition he has but when you look back at his weekly points he's just doesn't justify a forward spot .... I keep waiting for him to have a purple patch and I'll jump on the bandwagon if it happens but I'm happy to wait until it start

        13. TorresMagic™
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • Has Moderation Rights
          • 11 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Would you bench Robbo to play either Coufal or Dallas?

          1. Werner Bros
            • 5 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Tough one, you'd expect Coufal and Dallas are more likely to keep a clean sheet. But benching a premium like Robbo always seems wrong!

          2. The VAR Team
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Tough call! Think playing Dallas is the right decision

          3. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            I have all 3 and currently playing Robbo and Coufal and benching Dallas but don’t feel great doing it!

          4. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Cheers both.
            If I don't get a Spurs attacker, no Robbo would block some scores.

          5. Phil's Stamps
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 10 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            I'm struggling with this, specifically Robbo vs Coufal. I'm likely to bring in Son and possibly Kane, so think it's sensible to bench Robbo in my situation (also think H2H rival will play Cresswell, so Coufal as insurance too). But still doesn't feel right leaving a 7 mil defender on the bench. If I had no Spurs attackers I'd definitely play Robbo.

        14. Labile
          • 2 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          1.3 ITB what to do next?

          Martinez Foster
          Targett Stones Cancelo Mitchell AWB
          KDB* Bruno Salah Soucek Burke
          Antonio Bamford Kane

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Sell KDB

            1. Labile
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Who’s your favourite replacement?

              1. TorresMagic™
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • Has Moderation Rights
                • 11 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Too many options, at least you have Kane so don't need a hit.

              2. J ⚒ Salah & Vinagre
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 6 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Get gundo

                1. Labile
                  • 2 Years
                  1 month, 5 days ago

                  Doesn’t inspire me tbh man Foden would be the pick I think or Sterling

          2. the dom 1
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 6 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            KDB > Stirling or Gündogan

            1. Labile
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Thinking that

              1. Eastman
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Which one though?

          3. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Depends on how many FT but KDB > Gundo and then upgrade Burke?

            1. Labile
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              That’s what I’m thinking.. KDB -> Foden and Burke -> Son and Bamford -> DCL -4 in 21?

              Worried about Foden and Gundo doesn’t inspire me at all also Sterling is really really tempting me

          4. Hits Magnet
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 9 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            KDB + Burke --> Gund and Maddison

            You'll need a better squad over the coming weeks

        15. Werner Bros
          • 5 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Would love some thoughts on any of the moves below?

          A: Vardy > Antonio +3.8ITB
          B: Vardy Balbuena > Antonio Dias +2.3ITB
          C: Vardy Rashford > Kane Grealish +0.8ITB
          D: Vardy Rashford Balbuena > Kane Grealish Stones (-4) +0.1ITB
          E: Vardy Rashford Balbuena > Kane Maddison Cancelo (-4) exact money

          Martinez / Forster
          Chilwell Coufal Dallas / Balbuena Neco
          Salah Bruno Rashford Son / Riedewald
          Vardy Bamford Watkins

          2FT 0ITB

          1. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Can you do B and still have a way to get Kane in later?

            1. Werner Bros
              • 5 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Yes but only by significantly downgrading one of Rashford or Son to a 6.6 - 7.1 depending on if I lose Watkins or Bamford.

              7.4 - 7.9 if I go Stones instead of Dias and price rises aren't too much of an issue.

              1. Don Kloppeone
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 3 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                I’d be pretty comfortable downgrading Rash tbh!

              2. Werner Bros
                • 5 Years
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Alternatively I could do C now and do Watkins/Bamford > Antonio later & then Chilwell > City defense.

        16. Gudjohnsen
          • 4 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Watkins or DCL?

          1. Labile
            • 2 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            DCL easily

          2. Don Kloppeone
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 3 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            DCL looks like he’s back and hungry

          3. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 5 days ago

            DCL is an epic differential. Not many of us kept him.

            1. The VAR Team
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 5 days ago

              this

        17. Don Kloppeone
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 3 Years
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Evening all

          I think I might still save FT and move Vardy on once I have 2FT. Agree or make a move now?

          1FT 0itb
          Martinez
          Robbo, Dias, Stones, Coufal
          Salah, Bruno, Son, Raphinha
          Bamford, Antonio
          (Johnstone) (Soucek, Dallas, Vardy*)

          Maybe something like Vardy, Raphinha, Robbo > Kane, Gundo, Justin/ Maguire/ Digne (-4) next week...

          Cheers!

          1. The VAR Team
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 5 days ago

            I would play Dallas, but team looks decent yes

            1. Don Kloppeone
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Thanks. Play him over who though?

              1. The VAR Team
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Raphinha, maybe also over Coufal

        18. Fudgy
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Kane, Son or Rashford. Might flip a coin.

          1. TorresMagic™
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • Has Moderation Rights
            • 11 Years
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Rashford is a doubt.

            1. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 5 days ago

              I know. I'm waiting for more confirmation, however Ole never tells the full story. He edges it for me tho if he's fit.

        19. Mufc202020
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          Bench one
          A) Barnes
          B) Coufal
          C) Dallas

          1. The VAR Team
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Barnes lol

        20. The VAR Team
          • 1 Year
          1 month, 5 days ago

          No reason not to pull the trigger on KDB > Gundogan tonight right?

          1. Fudgy
            • Fantasy Football Scout Member
            • 1 Year
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Probably not. I'm still going to wait

            1. Bennerman
              • 2 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Can we not have some sort of horrendous blow-up, Fudge, for the week ahead? End of human life as we know it, etc?

              1. Fudgy
                • Fantasy Football Scout Member
                • 1 Year
                1 month, 5 days ago

                It's Fudgy not fudge

            2. Eastman
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              Me too

        21. Tomsk
            1 month, 5 days ago

            Which of these players will Pep start on Wednesday:
            A) Jesus
            B) Torres
            C) Mahrez
            D) Foden

            1. The VAR Team
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 5 days ago

              A

            2. Fudgy
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 1 Year
              1 month, 5 days ago

              It's not possible to predict it

            3. The Ilfordian
              • Fantasy Football Scout Member
              • 3 Years
              1 month, 5 days ago

              There’s a chance none of them. Think Foden has done enough to get a start and Jesus is a good chance but my guess is not Torres or Mahrez

            4. Tomsk
                1 month, 5 days ago

                Yeah I was thinking Foden and Jesus to go with Sterling, Silva, Gundo and Rodri.